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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

53525 and 47204

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

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Format of Original

4 x 5" gelatin silver negatives


Views of Catir's dry goods and clothing stores. The Catir family business began in 1917 with their first store at 249 Congress Street (between Smith Street and Montgomery Street) on Munjoy Hill. The Congress Street store later moved to 231 Congress (east of the first location at the corner of Congress Street and Montgomery Street). A larger store was added near Woodfords Corner, at 683-685 Forest Avenue, eventually succeeding the Congress Street location. Catir's store closed in 1967.

Left image: Full exterior view of Catir's store, 683-685 Forest Avenue, from west. Portion of Woodfords Furniture Company store (689 Forest Avenue) at left edge.
Photo published in the Evening Express, on 31 August 1948.

Right image: George J. Catir, company president, in the Catir's store at 231 Congress Street.
Photo published in the Portland Sunday Telegram, on 8 December 1946.


Portland, Me., Deering Center, Woodfords Corner, Forest Avenue, East End, Businesses


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Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.